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Stars, crows, and doji: The use of candlesticks in stock selection

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This paper examines Japanese Candlestick methods of technical analysis for 349 stocks. Using more data and alternative tests, the study contradicts an earlier article in the literature, finding little value in the use of candlesticks and providing more support for the weak form of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.

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  • Horton, Marshall J., 2009. "Stars, crows, and doji: The use of candlesticks in stock selection," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 283-294, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:quaeco:v:49:y:2009:i:2:p:283-294
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    1. Lu, Tsung-Hsun & Chen, Yi-Chi & Hsu, Yu-Chin, 2015. "Trend definition or holding strategy: What determines the profitability of candlestick charting?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 172-183.
    2. Lu, Tsung-Hsun, 2014. "The profitability of candlestick charting in the Taiwan stock market," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 65-78.
    3. Zhu, Min & Atri, Said & Yegen, Eyub, 2016. "Are candlestick trading strategies effective in certain stocks with distinct features?," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 116-127.
    4. Tsung-Hsun Lu & Yung-Ming Shiu, 2012. "Tests for Two-Day Candlestick Patterns in the Emerging Equity Market of Taiwan," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(0), pages 41-57, January.
    5. Lu, Tsung-Hsun & Shiu, Yung-Ming & Liu, Tsung-Chi, 2012. "Profitable candlestick trading strategies—The evidence from a new perspective," Review of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 63-68.
    6. Tsung-Hsun Lu & Yung-Ming Shiu, 2012. "Tests for Two-Day Candlestick Patterns in the Emerging Equity Market of Taiwan," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(0), pages 41-57, January.
    7. Chen, Shi & Bao, Si & Zhou, Yu, 2016. "The predictive power of Japanese candlestick charting in Chinese stock market," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 457(C), pages 148-165.

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